Though most races start with the firing of a gun, the AirLife Memorial Run/Walk launches with a release of white doves to commemorate the local EMS workers who have lost their lives for others. Pay homage to Colorado's heroes–including those who passed away in the 1997 helicopter crash in Littleton–by partaking in a 5K run, 10K run, or 5K walk. Awards are given to the top three male and female finishers in each event.
They've spent months training for this one race. No, we're not talking about professional marathon runners. We're talking about the young female speedsters from across Denver. Girls on the Run encourages girls aged 8-13 to have healthy and confident futures free of substance abuse or eating disorders. Join the athletes for the run/walk that loops around scenic Ferril Lake at City Park. Proceeds from the spring 5K will directly benefit the nonprofit organization.
Need inspiration for your home's new interior décor or remodeling project? Explore a handful of contemporary and historic houses in east Washington Park. Grab a bite to eat at the tour’s street festival which includes Little India, Brava Pizza, Bob’s Blazin BBQ, and Gigi’s Cupcakes. Join the annual scavenger hunt by matching photos of random household items—such as chandeliers, paperweights, and chairs—with the actual pieces in each house to win prizes. Tip: Start your tour at Steele Elementary School for the greatest chance to master the hunt.
What do you do with an art collection of 4,000 different pieces? If your Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, you distribute it to 50 museums across the United States. Displaying 50 contemporary art pieces on loan from the Vogel’s collection, this show includes a 1989 mix-media painting Sunset by Den Hazlitt, which conceptualizes the contrast between shape and space in its rounded edges and raised texture. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Help support local women’s shelters with this creative fashion bazaar and bra-decorating competition. Enter a newly-purchased, creatively altered undergarment into the contest and purchase a ticket to cast your vote for the most artistic and stunning brassiere. Proceeds benefit Safehouse Denver and Gateway Battered Women’s Services. Sat 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Like it or not, the effects of climate change on Colorado could be just around the corner. Come learn what the future may hold and what you can do to help protect Colorado, all while enjoying live music and local brews. Representatives from snow sports, wildlife and fisheries, and the firefighting community will discuss how climate change can impact the Centennial State. Also attending are specials guests Auden Schendler, vice president for sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, and Jerry Tinianow, chief sustainability officer for the City of Denver. Sat noon-3 p.m.
Colorado is a bluegrass and folk mecca. Relish in our musical legacy as more than 10 acts from the Centennial State and beyond take the stage. Don't miss Pueblo’s the Haunted Windchimes, who create gentle folk sounds with the acoustic trifecta of ukelele, guitar, and banjo. Also on the bill are Joe Sampson, Chimney Choir, and the Changing Colors. Sat 2 p.m.
Texting, tweeting, emailing, Skyping, and—flying? While one of these actions doesn’t seem to fit, the Frequent Flyers blend them together—yes, including the flying—to create a technology-themed dance performance. With the help of aerial fabrics, ropes, trapezes, and more, student and professionally trained performers soar across the stage using fluid acrobatics to tell stories of the evolution of technology.
Based in Boise, Idaho, this venerable indie-rock troupe boasts a 20-year-old catalog that brims with poignant ballads, melodic rock songs, and multilayered instrumental harmonies. Tracks like “Car,” “Conventional Wisdom,” or “Goin’ Against Your Mind” illustrate the band at its best. Built to Spill founder and frontman Doug Martsch says the band is in the process of recording a new album. In the meantime, groove to tracks from the group's last release, 2009’s There is No Enemy. Sat 9 p.m.